How to make green hedge at the dacha

How to make green hedge at the dacha

The green hedge represents the solid green wall formed by dense thickets of bushes or trees. She not only hides inhabitants of the yard from public eyes and protects cultural landings from wind gusts, but also creates fine background for ornamental plants. Correctly created green hedge is also capable to protect the site from invasion of uninvited visitors.


As framework for high and climbers it is possible to use normal fence or partition. If they are absent, build small framework. For this purpose on the location of future fence dig out trench. Trench depth for saplings has to be about 20 cm. On the ends of trench and on bends it is necessary to establish columns. They can be metal or wooden and to be driven on depth of 0.5-0.6 m. In 3-5 rows (depending on fence height) pull fishing line or kapron rope between columns.

Preparation of soil and choice of plants

That in fence there were no bald spots, the dug-out trench for landing of plants has to contain humus, peat or other soil with fertilizers. It is desirable to land the chosen cultures in the spring, after the termination of frosts, or in the fall, before their approach.

In advance choose type of fence which can grow freely or regularly be exposed to hairstyle. Stopping the choice on short-haired form, consider that it is necessary to cut such fence not less than three times during the season. For short-haired fence usually choose hawthorn, brilliant kizilnik, barberry, privet, the Alpine currant.

Choosing cultures for green hedge, consider the weather conditions characteristic of your area – the fence should not die from heat or, on the contrary, from bad weather.

The fences growing freely generally land from deciduous and decorative or krasivotsvetushchy plants. Such landings are successfully used at division of the site into zones and also at registration of paths and vacation spots. For these purposes plant mock oranges, spire, the Virginia or ordinary lilac, silverweed, honeysuckles, panicled or treelike hydrangea, the Japanese quince, three-blade almonds, snezhnoyagodnik, elder and hawthorn. Lack of similar landings is that over time the lower part of trunks becomes bare. Therefore it is desirable to create fence from plants of different height: in the foreground – low, on back – higher.

For registration of the lower part of fence in the foreground it is possible to plant the berry plants which are well hiding naked trunks.

When choosing plants for fence it is necessary to consider also their decorative properties. So, some types of spiry can blossom one season prior to three times (during timely removal of already deflowered inflorescences), and Tumberg's barberry throughout all season keeps purple color of leaves. Very effectively fences from joint landing krasivotsvetushchy and deciduous ornamental plants, from plants of one look, but with different coloring of leaves and flowers look.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team